Get your 'gram ready! Pics from pop-ups like Happy Place and 29Rooms have been taking over our Instagram feeds this summer — and the trend isn't slowing down. Now, we’ve got the next picture-perfect location to add to your 'gram. Opening Aug. 17 in the West Loop, wndr musuem is new pop-up exhibit with 20 interactive spaces — including an iteration of the Infinity Mirror Room, which was created...
Pack this in your beach bag: Local author Rebecca Makkai’s third novel is a simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting look back at the AIDS epidemic. Set in both ’80s Chicago and modern-day Paris, it beautifully showcases the true power of friendship. $27, Barnes & Noble locations citywide; Barnesandnoble.com
Playwright Ellen Fairey whips up funny and compelling dialogue in ‘Support Group for Men’
The luxury retailer sent artist Thomas Ott on a 2,700-mile journey across America — starting in Chicago — along Route 66 for the latest in its line of travel tomes. Ott’s black-and-white scratchboard images depict everything from truck stops to tourist attractions in gorgeous detail. $56, Louis Vuitton, 919 N. Michigan; Us.louisvuitton.com
The weather has finally turned, and Chicagoans are moving outside en masse. From alfresco dining to a must-hit festival agenda, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive guide to what’s new in the city this season New this year Odyssey Chicago River The local cruise company, which has long offered dressy dinners on the lake, unveils a brand-new, glass-enclosed vessel for lunching along...
Lookingglass adapts the Jules Verne classic
Chicago writer Rachel Z. Arndt crunches numbers in her first book of essays. From spin-class RPMs to airport ETAs, it’s an obsessive and enlightening look at the way we quantify our lives. $15.95, Barnes & Noble locations citywide; Barnesandnoble.com
The powerful show comes to the Lyric Opera
Felder offers a musical history lesson with a Steppenwolf show
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